RESCUEFLOW SOLUTION FOR INFUSION
Active substance(s): DEXTRAN 70 / SODIUM CHLORIDE
RescueFlow® Solution for Infusion
dextran 70 and sodium chloride
In this leaflet
1. What is RescueFlow and what is it used for
2. Before you use RescueFlow
3. How is RescueFlow used
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing of RescueFlow
The name of the medicinal product that has been given to you is RescueFlow Solution for Infusion.
RescueFlow is a solution which is clear and colourless and contains the following:
The active substances are dextran 70 for injection 6% w/v, and sodium chloride 7.5% w/v.
The other ingredients are water for injections and for pH adjustment hydrochloric acid/sodium
The marketing authorisation holder and company responsible for information about RescueFlow is:
Jægersborg Allé 164
RescueFlow is manufactured by:
Laboratoire BIOLUZ SCOP
ZI de Jalday - BP 10129
FR-64500 Saint Jean de Luz cedex
1. WHAT IS RESCUEFLOW AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR
RescueFlow is a solution for infusion. It is a plasma substitute which quickly increases the circulating
volume in the blood system and helps raise blood pressure.
RescueFlow is used in acute situations as initial treatment of blood loss and low blood pressure caused
2. BEFORE YOU USE RESCUEFLOW
RescueFlow should not be given
if you are known to be hypersensitive (allergic) to dextran or to any of the other ingredients of
if you are pregnant around the time of delivery
Special care with RescueFlow should be taken
if you are already using medicines known to affect blood clotting
if you have a poor heart condition
in certain severe cases if you have diabetes mellitus
if you suffer from chronic renal failure
It is, however, obvious that in the acute situation when RescueFlow is used, this information may often
not be known to the doctor. If these conditions are suspected, the potentially higher risks should be
observed by the doctor and weighed against the expected benefit for the patient.
When possible please inform your doctor if you are taking or recently have taken any other medicines,
even those not prescribed.
3. HOW TO USE RESCUEFLOW
One bag of RescueFlow, containing 250 ml, is given intravenously in two to five minutes as the initial
treatment in the acute emergency situation. It is only given as a single dose, and is usually followed by
infusion of other fluids based on the needs of the patient.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, RescueFlow can have side effects. Local pain close to the site of infusion can occur
which can be attenuated by gentle massage close to the infusion site. No other side effects have been
seen in the clinical trials.
Hypersensitivity reactions may rarely occur during treatment with dextran but no such reactions have
been observed in the clinical trials where RescueFlow has been used in the emergency trauma
In diabetics with hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels), hypertonic solutions such as RescueFlow
should be used with caution.
RescueFlow should be used with caution in patients with any elements of heart failure.
Care will be needed in patients who are already on any drugs known to affect clotting, since large
volumes of fluid could result in an increased risk of bleeding.
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor.
5. STORING OF RESCUEFLOW
There are no special storage instructions. This medicinal product should not be used after the expiry
date stated on the label.
Further information about RescueFlow can be obtained from your doctor or pharmacist or from
Jægersborg Allé 164
Tel No: +45 33 33 76 33
This leaflet was last revised on 28-04-2016
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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